Posted in Any Given Sunday, Green Bay's Mood
Really? Do we need a preview for this game? Two regular season games since forever and the most recent matchup happening as a do-or-die in week 17? And now we need a preview?
John Clayton thinks the shit-ass field and bad weather in Chicago plays into the Packers passing game. Uh, on what planet has that EVER been true? The NFL doesn’t track successful handoffs to running backs. You know why? Because it’s supposed to be successful 100% of the time. It doesn’t always work out that way, but a handoff completion rate of 98% sounds like a reasonable expectation. Passing is harder. That’s why they make a big deal out of someone completing, say, 31 out of 36 passes in a game.
And bad weather and a bad field are, you know, bad. That’s why we use that word. If it were easier to throw and catch passes in sub-freezing temps in a bowl of slush, they would use a word like, I dunno, good. But they don’t. They use bad. So John Clayton’s opinion notwithstanding, bad weather and bad field do not give an advantage to a passing game. They give it to a good running game.
But you know? Blah, blah, blah. The Bears are who we think they are. And the Packers are who Bear fans think they are. At the end of the day, this is all I wanna see (the naked guy represents the Bears. FYI.):